Showing posts from August, 2014

Weekly Obsession, August 26, 2014

Hey y'all!  It's been a couple of weeks, I decided not to do one last week because I wasn't in a good head space and honestly was really reeling from the prior week's incidents.  This week will be much more upbeat and exciting.
This week's obsession is MY NEW JOB!!! Yesterday was my first day and as you may know, I've been looking for jobs all Summer.  I am very grateful to have found a job after just a few months because I know some people have looked for over a year.  I want to tell you about what I'll be doing and about the great stuff at this place.
I'll be an internal sales agent/professional at a large, local company called Red Ventures.  When you call to inquire or buy products/services from one of our partners (I believe we have 17), you might be talking to one of us.  I know, I know, that doesn't sound great or interesting at all, and I certainly wouldn't have thought "Hooray, I'm working for Red Ventures sitting at a desk on …

Weekly Obsession, August 12, 2014

This week's obsession isn't gonna be fun or lighthearted, it's pretty serious and scary.  Typically I use this blog as a means to escape and talk about silly things; I am black and always will be, but here I don't have to always be the only black person in the room and to always be reminded of that.  But not today.  Today this is about race, specifically black people and the treatment we receive from the police.
Growing up I didn't get what my parents meant when they'd say stuff about being treated differently because of my blackness; I think to a certain extent I wanted to pretend to have the same privilege white people have of not constantly being reminded of their race.  I'm am constantly reminded of my blackness, even here in this urban coffee shop, I'm fairly certain I'm the only black person here if not the only person of color.  PoC (Person/People of Color) are constantly made aware (and are taught to always be aware) of our brownness, there…

Weekly Obsession, August 5, 2014

This week's obsession isn't anything new to you or me, but within the past few weeks I've become more interested in (read: obsessed with) it and have actually spent hours (seriously) on it in any given night.  YOUTUBE!!!  I've always used YouTube as more of a tool rather than for entertainment purposes, but times are a-changin'!  Here are the YouTube channels I'm subscribed to and why I like them.  In no particular order (actually, kinda alphabetical order).
Anna Akana This YouTuber has a variety of videos but most of them are just like a vlog.  She shares her thoughts on different subjects: love, family, friendship, singlehood, whatever.  She's very positive and has encouraged me to get in touch with my creative side.
BuzzFeedBlue I really enjoy BuzzFeed and can spend ample time on the site, but I haven't spent as much time on this channel as I would have thought.  It still is fun to check out some of the videos, I like random trivia.
Chescaleigh This is…